Pack with confidence and avoid baggage fees - clothing tips and packing checklists for your vacation

What to Wear in Dominican Republic

General Packing Tips

  • Casual clothes in lightweight natural fabrics (cotton, silk and linen) will work best - it is warm and sunny but not unbearably hot all year round.
  • However the nights tend to be a little cooler so a sweater, pashmina or wrap is worth popping in your case.
  • Go for comfort and style.
  • Daytime essentials include t-shirts or camisoles, sarong and shorts as most people spend their time on the beach or by the pool.
  • And remember your sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen (we love the Riemann P20 range for 10 hour protection) and insect/mosquito repellent.

Clothing Tips for Women

  • Keep your swimwear and shorts for the beach, beach bars and hotel pools; cover up away from the beach or pool.
  • For evenings, dress is casual; ladies tend to wear short summer sundresses - and take a shawl as just after a downpour it cools very quickly but only temporarily.
  • Our advice would be to be sure and pack some flat sandals, we love Lindsay Phillips Switch Flops range - using interchangeable shoe and flip-flop bases with snap-on decorations, you can change your look from day to evening in an instant whilst still packing light.
  • A pashmina is a versatile piece that will dress up any outfit.
  • The humidity can play havoc with your hair - so think about accessories or a scarf to keep it looking neat and tidy.

Clothing Tips for Men

  • For evenings, guys' dress is casual; long shorts or pants and short sleeved shirts.

Pack for the Weather

  • May, June, July, August, September, October and November is officially the rainy season although it tends to start earlier these days. You do still get lots of sunshine, but it is interrupted by deluges of rain which last for up to 30 minutes at a time.

Last updated 14 November 2014.

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Pack Light

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